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Even More Things That Nobody Knows
Author: William Hartston

ISBN: 9781782396109
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 18 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8 x 2.9
Description:
A fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond, from the author of The Things that Nobody Knows.

There are many, many more things that nobody knows...

Do animals have a sense of humour? Why do we have five fingers? How long can humans live? What did Jesus do in his youth? Which speech did Lincoln deliver at Gettysburg? Does the appendix have any use? Is there an odd perfect number?

In this witty and enlightening follow-up to The Things that Nobody Knows, William Hartston takes us on a guided tour of 501 further gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behaviour, medical science, music, art and literature.

About the Author

William Hartston is a Cambridge-educated mathematician and industrial psychologist. Between 1962 and 1987 he played chess competitively, becoming an international master and winning the English chess championship in 1973 and 1975....

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